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Unformatted text preview: it to be at least as effective as more traditional ways of presenting information and
simple skills (Cooper, 1993; Crutherds & Hanna, 1997; Bangert, Kulik & Kulik,
1983). Carnine (1993) has suggested that behavioral methods like programmed
instruction can also be used effectively to teach higher order thinking skills if the
programming includes a focus on big ideas or concepts, helps students
interconnect knowledge, provides for deep and meaningful understanding, and
engages students in problem-solving.
Drill and Practice Programs
The behavioral teaching principles from programmed learning are often
found in drill and practice programs. Drill and practice programs provide
students with questions to answer or problems to solve. They are typically 18 intended to help students practice already learned information and skills, rather
than to teach new information and skills. As with any teaching tool, the
effectiveness of drill and practice programs will depend on how you use them in
your classroom. Roblyer, Edwards and Havriluk (1997) have provided s...
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